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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH: 'FRED DURST Is An Innovator'

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich recently spoke to Metal Edge magazine about how the lineup for this year's Summer Sanitarium Tour came together. "When Summer Sanitarium was conceived three years ago, the idea, in a nutshell, was to recreate all the shit we grew up on, which was Day On The Green and Texas Rockfests and ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Record New Wrestling Theme

MOTÖRHEAD recently spent studio time in Germany and Los Angeles recording a theme song for EVOLUTION, the new wrestling team led by WWE superstar Triple H, according to the band's web site. "Triple H has aligned himself with 'the dirtiest players in the game,' Ric Flair, Randy Orton and Batista . . . in an ...

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PROBOT Album Pushed Back To November

NIRVANA drummer and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl has have pushed back the release date of his much-anticipated metal side project PROBOT to November through Southern Lord Records. "It's not a platinum seller, it's not going to change the world," he told Time magazine. "It's just my tribute to all those guys I worshipped ...

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The Early Years - POISON IDEA

"This one's about all you masculine punks out there," snorts frontman Jerry A before a characteristically off-the-rails live rendition of their song "Typical". In that one announcement, everything that was so perversely lovable about the enduring Portland punks shines through. Despite the general perception that their world was viewed exclusively through the bottom of a ...

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NY Post: IRON MAIDEN Ruffle Feathers At New York Restaurant

The following item was published it today's edition of The New York Post: "Just because heavy metal masters IRON MAIDEN are old and gray doesn't mean they can't create some old-school rock 'n' roll mayhem. The long-maned metallers made headlines last week when drummer Michael 'Nicko' McBrain allegedly got mad at a Jones Beach parking ...

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THE WILDHEARTS To Support MOTÖRHEAD In The U.K.

THE WILDHEARTS will be supporting MOTÖRHEAD on their U.K. tour in October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 05 – Norwich, UK @ UEA Oct. 06 - Leas Cliff, UK @ Hall Folkestone Oct. 08 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City Oct. 09 - Newcastle, UK @ City Hall Oct. 10 - Glasgow, UK @ ...

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PRO-PAIN Pay Tribute To Their Influences On 'Run For Cover'

PRO-PAIN are set to return to action on August 26 with the release of their ninth studio album, "Run For Cover" (Spitfire). The album's unusual concept, containing cover songs from artists who have influenced the band, makes "Run For Cover" a special recording — adding to the band's already respected decade-plus career. Forgoing the predictable, ...

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IRON MAIDEN Announce U.K. Dates, Single Details

IRON MAIDEN have announced the details of the U.K. portion of their "Dance Of Death World Tour", which is scheduled to kick off in Europe in mid-October. Tickets for the U.K. shows go on sales on July 30. IRON MAIDEN U.K. (and Irish) tour dates: Dec. 01 – Dublin, IRE - The Point Dec. 03 ...

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IRON MAIDEN: New Single Posted Online

IRON MAIDEN have posted their forthcoming single, "Wildest Dreams", in Windows Media format at this location. "Wildest Dreams" will receive its first U.K. radio play on the BBC Radio One "Rock Show" on Tuesday night (July 22). The song comes off the band's upcoming CD, "Dance Of Death", due on September 9 through ...

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IRON MAIDEN: Track-By-Track Preview Of 'Dance Of Death'

IRON MAIDEN have posted the following "objective" and completely "unbiased" track-by-track "preview" of their upcoming album, "Dance Of Death", on their official web site: 01. "Wildest Dreams" Previewed on the recent "Give Me Ed... Til I'm Dead" tour, this is a dynamic rocker which kicks off the album with a bang. Judging from the number ...

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HAMMERFALL: The Spanish Inquisition

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "We've just returned from one of Europe's (most likely the world's) better metal festivals, namely Metal Mania in Spain. Headlined by SLAYER, IRON MAIDEN and STRATOVARIUS, and with a supporting cast of bands like BLIND GUARDIAN, MOTÖRHEAD, MASTERPLAN, PRIMAL FEAR, ...

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'Wacken Metal Overdrive' To Be Released On DVD

On July 28, SPV/Steamhammer will be releasing a special DVD, entitled "Wacken Metal Overdrive", featuring interviews and live footage of various artists performing at the annual Wacken Open Air Festival, widely considered to be the biggest and best "pure metal" festival in the world. The complete track listing for "Wacken Metal Overdrive" (view cover

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SYSTEMATIC: 'Breakable' Video Posted Online

SYSTEMATIC's video for the track "Breakable" has been posted online at this location (26.3 MB). "Breakable" comes off the band's sophomore CD, "Pleasure To Burn", which was released in April through Elektra Records. The album — the group's first effort to feature ex-SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph and former ECHO 3/MAXIMUM PENALTY bassist John ...

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IRON MAIDEN To Tour Europe In The Fall

IRON MAIDEN will kick off a headlining tour of Europe in October to promote their upcoming "Dance Of Death" CD. So far, only one date has been leaked: November 7 at the 9,000-capacity Spodek in Katowice, Poland. Tickets for the show are scheduled to go on sale in late July/early August. "Dance Of Death", due ...

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ANTHRAX: Opening Bands Confirmed

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has confirmed via the group's official web site that LAMB OF GOD and E-TOWN CONCRETE will be the opening bands for the first leg of ANTHRAX's upcoming U.S. headlining tour, which is scheduled to run between July 29 and August 30. Italy's LACUNA COIL will replace LAMB OF GOD on the ...

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HELLOWEEN Announce World Tour!

Veteran German power metallers HELLOWEEN have announced the dates for their forthcoming world tour in support of their recently released "Rabbit Don't Come Easy" album. The trek will be the group's first with new members Sascha Gerstner (guitar) and Stefan Schwarzmann (drums). Upcoming HELLOWEEN tour dates: South America Sep. 11 - Bar Opiniao - Porto ...

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PROBOT: A Tribute To Underground Metal

Former NIRVANA drummer Dave Grohl has confirmed to MTV.com that his much-anticipated metal side project PROBOT will finally surface in early fall on Southern Lord Recordings. "It's not unlike [SANTANA's 'Supernatural'] record in that it really kick ass, but it's not the kind of thing that you'd expect," Grohl said of the album. "There's a ...

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SKEW SISKIN Announce New Drummer

Germany's SKEW SISKIN have acquired a new drummer by the name of Damien. "He's a real crazy bird and we feel that we made an excellent choice," the band said in an official statement. "His drum skills match what SKEW SISKIN's rhythms are about: Keith Moon meets Phil Rudd! A steady 4/4 rhythm with a ...

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DIO Confirms GOLDY On Board For The Long Term

This week on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline", Ronnie James Dio confirmed that Craig Goldy will in fact replace Doug Aldrich as the current guitarist for touring, writing and recording for "Magica" Parts II and III, according to Electric Basement. Dio also suggested that he has a huge archive of clips from his career ...

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IRON MAIDEN: New Song Available For Download!

An excellent-quality live version of the new IRON MAIDEN track "Wildest Dreams", recorded during the band's appearance at this year's Rock Am Ring festival in Nürburgring, Germany on Friday (June 6), has been posted online at this location. A studio version of "Wildest Dreams" will appear on the band's new album, "Dance Of ...

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RIKI RACHTMAN To Return To 'Headbanger's Ball'

Former MTV's "Headbanger's Ball" VJ Riki Rachtman will be co-hosting the June 14 edition of the resurrected show with HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta. "This is my first time hosting the show since its demise in 1995," Rachtman told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "I never taped a final show so I'm looking at this one as my final show. ...

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